reply to plencnerb
Re: I have no problem renting the modem I used a M1000 modem from Qwest for around 6 or 7 years. The modem cost about 70 dollars with WIFI adapter. At six bucks a month for rental, I would have paid 432 dollars. For that amount, I could have purchased 6 modems. If your planning on using a service more then a year, its always a complete, total waste of money to rent.
Just over a year ago, I upgraded my modem again with Centurylink, a PK5000. That modem has just about already paid for itself and I'm money in the bank again. You have to think long term to realize the savings to purchasing over renting. The savings over time are nothing less then huge. Its a no brainer.
depends on if you look at the fail rate on things now days. Things are NOT made to last like they used to be. They're made to be thrown away in a year or two. Why do you think its cheaper to replace something when it breaks then repair it?
Id still rent the modem over buying it in terms of fail rate and the ISP HAS to support it ad not give the BS of "sorry but we can see you and that's all we can do unless you use our modem".